5th June 2018
Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and plastic bottles is disposed into household residual waste instead of being recycling, costing the country a staggering £11m each year, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The figures have been released today (Tuesday … Continue reading

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22nd May 2018
EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

The EU Council has today confirmed its formal adoption of the Circular Economy Package, which will set out new rules for waste management and establish new targets for recycling, including the separate collections of textiles and hazardous waste from households. “I … Continue reading

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11th May 2018
Co-op To Trial Deposit Return Scheme At UK Festivals

Co-op To Trial Deposit Return Scheme At UK Festivals

Co-op will become the first UK retailer to launch a deposit and return scheme (DRS) trial with reverse vending machines, as part of its commitment to increase recycling and reduce marine pollution.  The pilot initiative will see the DRS unveiled at … Continue reading

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8th May 2018
Guidance Published On Scotland’s Impending Landfill Ban

Guidance Published On Scotland’s Impending Landfill Ban

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has published guidance on Soctland’s impending biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) ban. From 1 Jan 2021, landfill operators in Scotland will be prohibited from accepting BWM for disposal at any landfill site. A new document … Continue reading

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3rd May 2018
“Top-10” List Of Towns With Highest Fly-Tipping Revealed

“Top-10” List Of Towns With Highest Fly-Tipping Revealed

A “top-10” list of locations in England with the highest levels of recorded fly-tipping has been compiled using the most recent figures.  Across the UK, fly-tipping had previously shown a decline from 2007/08 until 2013/14 [1]. Since then, the total … Continue reading

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3rd May 2018
Moray Council Estimates 4,400 Tonnes Of Organic Waste Going Landfill

Moray Council Estimates 4,400 Tonnes Of Organic Waste Going Landfill

4,400 tonnes of garden and food waste ends up in landfill because it’s put in the wrong bin, according to Morey Council as it prepares to switch to a three-weekly collection of residual waste. The council say it would save … Continue reading

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18th April 2018
Innovative New App Aims To Encourage Circular Fashion

Innovative New App Aims To Encourage Circular Fashion

The UK’s first app for the recycling of unwanted clothing, reGAIN app, has launched, marking a significant step forward for the creation of a circular economy in fashion. The app helps consumers turn unwanted clothes into discount coupons for leading retailers … Continue reading

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26th March 2018
US Calls For China To Halt Waste Import Restrictions

US Calls For China To Halt Waste Import Restrictions

The United States (US) called for China to not implement its restrictions on waste imports on Friday (23 March), saying the new quality rules move the material away from “productive reuse and toward disposal”. The US raised concerns about the … Continue reading

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